University description (as per official university website)
Excellence and Commitment to Social Change
In 1967 began a pioneering history and success in the educational area in the Southern Region Educational Foundation with Fluminense Rosemar Pimentel - FERP. Since then, the three campuses Volta Redonda, Barra do Pirai New Delhi and form thousands of professionals with recognized expertise in Brazil.
Today, much more than spreading the greatest asset of human beings, that is Education, University Center Geraldo Di Biase - UGBhas a commitment to social change and the environment every day and search for excellence in teaching.
In UGB infrastructure is adequate to the needs of students with modern labs; Junior Enterprise Consulting; Libraries with more than 50 000 works, internet access and video library, the Center for Studies and Legal Practice Affonso José Soares with care to the indigent; Auditoriums equipped with multimedia technology; Gymnasium, and classrooms tailored to the needs of education.
On Campus Bar Piraí, with about 679 thousand square meters, is installed Aracy Oak Cultural Center Di Biase organized in several projects that include academic and external community in general with the Museum, Art Gallery and Theatre.
The Volta Redonda Campus includes the School of Application - CAP, manned by highly qualified teachers and coordinators. In addition to an infrastructure with laboratories, lecture room and lecture hall.
But the New Delhi campus highlights are the laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Hydraulics, Construction Materials, Geology and Computer Science. In addition to the screening room and auditoriums.
In all campuses have full security teams who work 24 hours, the Social Responsibility Program - PRORESP; the Extension Center and Culture - NEC, and the Educational Support Group - GAP.
The UGB available for students taking full advantage of university life, with direct contact with highly qualified teachers and working in the market, and students from different fields of knowledge. Besides the sports, which is strongly stimulated, and encouraged with a rich culture agenda through programs and Cultural Center Oak Aracy Di Biase. Studying in the UGB is to broaden the horizons.
Awakening the scientific vocation and encouraging talent through research projects that stimulate the search for new knowledge and promote exchanges between researchers are the goals of the UGB. For this, during the School Year programs and various events happen, among them the Academic Week, the Day of Undergraduate Research - JORNIC, and the Scientific Initiation Program - ICP.
The research undertaken during undergraduate courses boost students learn to think creatively and solve problems.
A good education depends not only on technical skills. It is essential that the student also receives a good human, that is, he learns to understand himself, to other human beings and the society they live, you learn to recognize the value of their own lives and the lives of their peers; to learn to relate with yourself and others; they learn the value of collaboration and solidarity, he learns to overcome conflicts and disagreements; you learn to orient himself critically in the information society and to build their autonomy knowledge, you learn to reflect on moral values and those they choose to guide their actions.
These skills applied in conjunction with the education offered by the UGB have been increasingly valued by businesses and organizations.
"Enable professionals from different fields of knowledge able to intervene in the various social segments, with reference to critical thinking, reflective, and ethical commitment to the transformation of society"
In the mid-60s, in Barra do Pirai, a man with an entrepreneurial spirit decided to face a challenge: to deploy in southern Fluminense an institution of higher education, a pioneer in the region. Emerged as the Educational Foundation Rosemar Pimentel, the FERP, created by then-state Rep. Geraldo Di Biase on November 9, 1967 as the holding of the colleges that would be installed next.
The name of the Foundation was chosen as a tribute to one of the most respected and dedicated educators in the state, Rosemar Muniz Pimentel, a pioneer in the installation of secondary education in Barra do Pirai.
Built the keeper was now beginning a new phase: the construction of its own campus to house the faculties and effective implementation of the courses.
The site chosen for the installation of the first unit of 11 km FERP was Benjamin Ielpo Highway, the road from Barra do Pirai to Valencia, the former St. Joseph's Farm Boa Vista, where he worked before a seminary for priests.
The first buildings housed the courses of the faculties of Philosophy, Sciences and Arts and Architecture of Barra do Pirai, both operate by the State Board of Education of the State of Rio in 1968. And later that year, the FERP starts its expansion with the installation of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, authorized by the governing board.
Taking teaching to other municipalities
At that time, despite the short time of operation, the courses have attracted students from Rio de Janeiro and even other states, a win that sparked a new challenge: to take action educator FERP to other municipalities.
Continuing its expansion and spreading the motto "Educate to create opportunities," the FERP arrives in the 70 to Volta Redonda, with the implementation of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters, and New Delhi, with the Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Among the most popular courses at the time, the Architecture and Urbanism, the FERP was the first institution to offer in the particular state. Proof of this success was seen in 1973, the most important Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who visited the campus in Barra do Pirai for a brilliant conference and left his praises registered facilities, course curriculum, faculty and especially the high level of students of the Faculty.
Was the result of a concern that the FERP had at that time: to provide its students with quality education, adequate facilities, a library with extensive collection available and laboratories with latest equipment for the practical application of knowledge gained in the classroom.
The integration between students and FERP was complete, because the academic life was not just to study. The cultural and sports activities promoted both students and mobilized the whole society in the region, and are important chapters in this success story.
They stayed in my memory the music festivals and sports tournaments, where FERP emerged as a powerhouse in several local and state tournaments in various sports.
All of these actions - always with education as a basic principle - the name of the consolidated FERP, an institution that launches the new achievements in pursuit of continuous improvement.
On September 15, 2003, the Minister of Education, Cristovam Buarque, approved changes in the bylaws of the FERP Integrated College, which changed its name to Integrated Schools Geraldo Di Biase, honoring the pioneering Mr. Geraldo Di Biase. In June 2005, FGB was accredited by the MEC to turn into University Center.
Nowadays, we are the UGB - Centro Universitário Geraldo Di Biase, maintained by FERPA, which prides itself on being one of the most modern institutions of the Sul Fluminense, offering 32 undergraduate courses distributed in three campuses. Our institution has modern laboratories, business consulting Junior, and a library with a collection of over 55,000 works. It also offers sequential courses, extension, graduate and MBA in various areas of knowledge.